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Noadi
04-27-2005, 07:03 PM
I bought some prismacolor pencils a few weeks ago and learning how to use them has been consuming all my free time. Right now I know I need to finish her body, the feathers and darken up and even out the skin tone a little bit. The paper I used was Strathmore Artagain which has a great feel to it and has that pretty speckled surface.

It was loosely inspired by the tale of the woman who turns into a swan. I liked the idea of shapeshifting into a bird so this is my interpretation with imaginary plumage.

http://members.lycos.co.uk/diona/stuff/fly3.jpg

frandy19
04-27-2005, 07:12 PM
nice drawings
i like your version of transforming into a swan ^^v
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pofo
04-28-2005, 04:21 AM
That is very pretty, getting good with those pencils. The forehead is quite rounded, but probably within the limits of natural variation.

bathala_rubbz
04-28-2005, 05:16 AM
arkkhhh!!! what else can i say? that's REALLY COOL and AWESOOME!!!

TheSorrow
04-28-2005, 05:31 AM
Holy Crap!:eek: Thats nice Drawing!!.Good Work, keep it up!:thumbsup:
Now i'm in love with her:love: :laugh:

Noadi
04-28-2005, 06:54 AM
I'm glad everyone likes it. I absolutely love these colored pencils, they are just amazing to use they're so smooth and a lot softer than cheaper ones like crayola. The only problem with them is the price, $30 for 28 pencils :(

McGarnacle
04-28-2005, 11:52 PM
It looks like they're worht that amount to me :P

Noadi
04-29-2005, 12:06 AM
They definitely are worth the price but it still hurts to pay out so much for them because the common colors don't last that long, I've already gone through nearly a quarter of my white pencil just on this drawing. On the good side you can buy them individually so I can replace pencils as they wear out.

bathala_rubbz
04-29-2005, 12:16 AM
umm ano...what brand of pencil was that? just curious...makes meh wanna try too. ^^

Noadi
04-29-2005, 02:01 AM
They're Prismacolor Colored Pencils made by Sanford. There are actually several types that they make, the regular prismacolors which is what I have, verithins which are a much harder lead, and art stix which are basically long rectangular pieces of prismacolor leads. There is also a colorless blending pencil as well that is really handy for getting smooth transitions between colors. I should also mention that you need to use sturdy paper with these if you intend to use layers of pencil or erase the way I do, bristol board, charcoal and pastel papers all work really well. To erase colored pencil you can use masking tape, frisket film, or poster putty (kneaded erasers work too but not as well). http://cpchallenge.com/ has lessons and they really helped me a lot.

So here's a little update, still quite a ways from done though. I'm really thinking she needs a dimple in her cheek to soften her a little she's looking a bit too serious to me.

http://members.lycos.co.uk/diona/stuff/fly4.jpg

tiyo konching
04-29-2005, 06:56 AM
ahaha! nciely done man^^good skills!!